CEO, Investisseurs & Partenaires
Jean-Michel Severino succeeded to Patrice Hoppenot in May 2011 as CEO of Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P), an impact investing group dedicated to promote small and medium-sized enterprises and microfinance institutions in Africa. Before joining I&P, Mr. Severino served as Vice-President for Asia at the World Bank (1997-2001) and as CEO of the French Development Agency (2001-2010). Mr. Severino chairs the board of Ecobank International. He serves as chair of the audit committee for Danone’s board and is a member of its corporate social responsibility committee. He is also a member of the board of Orange. Mr. Severino graduated from the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris and the Sorbonne University (degree in Law). He then entered the Institut d’Etudes Politiques and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration, from which he graduated in 1984.